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Old December 24, 2008, 08:35 PM
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ATI Radeon HD 4670 1GB GDDR3 PCI-E

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I just bought this card today (online) but I can't find any info on the net if it uses a 6 pin power connection. I didn't see the pin connection reading through the review here, but the card I bought is a 1GB and there is no info on the ATI site. I only have a 305w psu with no pin connections so I hope this 1GB, 4670 doesn't need a power connection.
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Old December 24, 2008, 09:02 PM
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There is no extra power required for the 4670 series. All the power is taken from the PCI-express slot itself.
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Old December 25, 2008, 12:12 AM
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Ok, great! Just seems strange that they list the power requirements as 450 watts and mention nothing about a power pin connection.
One other question, how well would this card support a 24" monitor (1920 x 1200) for movies and some light gaming?
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Old December 25, 2008, 10:09 AM
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That would be a stretch for that card, since it's about equal to a 3850 in terms of graphics power. You'll have to lower the games graphics settings to get an acceptable framerate on such a large monitor.
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Old December 25, 2008, 10:33 AM
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One other question, how well would this card support a 24" monitor (1920 x 1200) for movies and some light gaming?
See yourself. IMO 1GB VRAM is overkill for that card.
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Old December 25, 2008, 10:51 AM
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Problem is I have a lousy 300w psu and low power cards are limited. Correct me if I'm worng, but with a 300w psu, the two best cards I found (that I can actually find on-line) are a BFG 8600 GT, 512mb and the Radeon HD4670.
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Old December 25, 2008, 10:52 AM
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Problem is I have a lousy 300w psu and low power cards are limited. Correct me if I'm worng, but with a 300w psu, the two best cards I found (that I can actually find on-line) are a BFG 8600 GT, 512mb and the Radeon HD4670.
While it may say 300w its probably more like 250w at most.

Your playing with a fine line with a PSU like that. You can pickup a solid 400w PSU from ncix for like $45
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I checked the Dell site and people claim Dell psu's are "underated" and 300w would probably be closer to 350 watts. If this is true, I think I should be ok with the HD4670..?
I noticed in the review linked by burebista, the 4670 has 2x "display ports"...what are these? I don't think I seen a monitor with display ports.
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I checked the Dell site and people claim Dell psu's are "underated" and 300w would probably be closer to 350 watts. If this is true, I think I should be ok with the HD4670..?
I noticed in the review linked by burebista, the 4670 has 2x "display ports"...what are these? I don't think I seen a monitor with display ports.
I've never trusted Dell psu's and I always find them rated higher than lower.
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I checked the Dell site and people claim Dell psu's are "underated" and 300w would probably be closer to 350 watts. If this is true, I think I should be ok with the HD4670..?
I noticed in the review linked by burebista, the 4670 has 2x "display ports"...what are these? I don't think I seen a monitor with display ports.

Some of the reference design 4670's that were sent out to reviewers did have a display port output, but rest assured that 90% of the production models will have standard a DVI output as well. Some companies, like Palit for example, have 4670's with DVI, Display port AND HDMI, just extra video connector types - no need to worry, just use the DVI.
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